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Protecting Your Driveway When Renting a Dumpster

Whether you are doing a home remodeling, renovation, or even a home cleanout, it is imperative that you protect your property. Renting a dumpster from NowRush Recycling Solutions ensures that you efficiently get rid of all your project’s debris. But one of the things that many homeowners overlook is protecting their driveway. So, how can you go about it? Keep reading.

Cover Your Driveway With Wood

One of the best ways to protect your driveway is by laying some good-quality wood over the surface. This will help to prevent any damage from occurring due to heavy objects being placed on the driveway. Plus, it will also provide some added traction, which is especially important if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow or rain. Plywood is a perfect choice as it is affordable and comes in different sizes to fit your needs. You can also opt for wide wood boards, which will get the job done as well.

Load Your Dumpster Evenly

It can be tempting to simply fill up one side of the dumpster with all of your debris and trash. However, this puts excess strain on your driveway and may cause cracks or other types of damage that could be expensive to repair. Instead, try to load the dumpster evenly, distributing weights across its entire length so that everything remains level and stable as you transport it to the landfill.

Pick a Spot With Level Ground for Dumpster Placement

For better stability, it is always best to choose a level spot on your property for dumpster placement. This will also help to ensure that your driveway is not damaged by the weight of the dumpster. If you are unsure about where to place the dumpster, our team can help you find the best spot for it.

Don’t Overfill the Dumpster

When filling up your dumpster, it is important not to overdo it. Not only will this make it more difficult to transport, but it can also put unnecessary strain on your driveway. It is best to fill the dumpster no more than 3/4 of the way full so that there is room for other items to be added as you continue removing debris from your property. Besides, if you have too much waste, you can rent a large dumpster that will fit your needs. We offer different dumpster sizes, including 15-yard, 20-yard, 30-yard, and 40-yard dumpsters to fit any residential project.

Take Temperature Into Consideration

Depending on the season and the temperature outside, it can sometimes be a good idea to take this into consideration when loading your dumpster. For example, if your driveway is made of asphalt, it can soften in hot weather and be more susceptible to damage. In this case, you might want to wait until the temperature has cooled down before loading up your dumpster. This is something our team can help you with as well. We will gladly provide you with advice on how to best protect your driveway based on the current conditions.

Choose an Alternative Location to Place the Dumpster

Placing the dumpster on the street is a great way to protect your driveway from getting damaged. However, before doing so, you need to check with your local town or city office to make sure that there are no restrictions on this. Often, you’ll have to get a permit to place the dumpster on the street.

Take Away

Following these simple tips will help ensure that your driveway is protected while renting a dumpster. So don’t wait any longer – contact NowRush Recycling Solutions today and get started. Our 15, 20, 30, and 40-yard dumpsters are sure to fit your needs, and our team will be happy to help you with any questions you have. Request a free quote now.